φάος

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰāos (compare φάω (pháō), φαίνω (phaínō)). Cognates include Latin iubar (radiance, light), Sanskrit भास् (bhās, light, brilliance), भास (bhāsa, luster, light), and Old English basu (purple).

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Noun[edit]

φάος (pháos) (genitive φᾰ́εος) n, third declension

  1. light, especially daylight
      1. (poetic) the life of men
      2. of the light or time of day
      3. a day
    1. the light of a torch, fire, a light
    2. the light of the eyes
    3. a window
  2. light as a metaphor for delight, deliverance, happiness, victory, glory, etc.
  3. the dark ring around the nipple, areola

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